Immigrate to Luxembourg from Canada
Immigrate to Luxembourg from CanadaUpdated on Wednesday 02nd December 2020
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Foreign citizens have various options when deciding to move to Europe in both EU and non-EU member states, however, the advantages of the countries belonging to the Union are obvious when it comes to the fact that the visas obtained in one of them are also valid in the others.
This is also the case of Canadian citizens who can immigrate to Luxembourg, one of the most prolific economies in Europe and in the EU.
Below, our lawyers in Luxembourg explain the procedures related to immigration from Canada. We also offer assistance in preparing all the documents associated with immigration to Luxembourg from Canada.
Short-term visits to Luxembourg from Canada
Canadian citizens entering Luxembourg for purposes that require short-term stays do not require a visa, as both countries are in the Schengen area. However, they should know that these visas are available for stays that do not exceed 90 days within a calendar year. Among the purposes that can be invoked for entering Luxembourg from Canada for this type of stays are:
- family visits,
- medical treatment.
When arriving in Luxembourg, Canadian citizens only need to present their passports to the border control. It should be noted that in such cases the passport must have a minimum validity period of 6 months. Also, following arrival, they are required to register with the local municipality. This requirement does not apply to those coming for tourism purposes, case in which their stay in the hotel will be acknowledged thus not needing registration.
If you have any questions about entering and leaving the Grand Duchy for short term, you can rely on our immigration lawyers in Luxembourg for detailed answers. Those interested in starting a business here, can also rely on us for company registration assistance.
Canadian citizens and the ETIAS authorization
A recent change in the immigration requirements applicable to Canadian citizens who want to enter Luxembourg will become effective starting with 2021 when an ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorization System) authorization will be issued to citizens of Schengen countries’ residents and citizens. The advantage of this system is that the visa issued will have a validity of 5 years and can be used without any entry limit.
Our Luxembourg lawyers can offer more information on the ETIAS system and the requirements imposed to Canadian citizens interested in obtaining such a visa.
Long-term residence for Canadian citizens immigrating to Luxembourg
Many citizens of other countries, including the USA seek to immigrate to Luxembourg for longer periods. This is also the case of Canadian citizens who can apply for one of the following types of residence permits:
- work permits which can be obtained after being hired by Luxembourg companies,
- work permits under the International Experience Canada program,
- long-term residence permits are also available for Canadians seeking to stay in Luxembourg for more than 3 months,
- permanent residence and citizenship are also available after living in Luxembourg for several years.
If you are interested in immigrating to Luxembourg from Canada for a long term, our lawyers can offer assistance in preparing the necessary documents and filing them with the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs.
The long-stay D visa for immigration to Luxembourg from Canada
Those who want to immigrate to Luxembourg from Canada for more than 90 days must apply for the D visa which is created for long-term stays. The advantage of this type of residence permit is that it allows free movement in all EU countries.
For this type of visa, Canadian citizens will first apply for a temporary authorization from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Prior to expiration, the D-visa will be issued based on the following documents:
- the valid passport,
- recent photos,
- the temporary authorization,
- other information based on the reason for relocation.
You can rely on our law firm in Luxembourg if you are interested in moving here from European states like the United Kingdom which has left the EU.
Why choose to immigrate to Luxembourg from Canada
Canadian citizens will find plenty of opportunities if they decide to move to Luxembourg, as:
- the Grand Duchy’s population is made of large communities of expats from more than 100 countries,
- also, around 44% of Luxembourg’s population is made of foreigners,
- those who want to use the International Experience Canada scheme must be aged 18 to 30,
- the validity of the passport in the Work and Travel program is 15 months.
For assistance in immigrating to Luxembourg from Canada, please contact our local law firm.